Twentieth Anniversary of Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission

On November 4, 2013, the Bulgarian Fulbright Commission celebrated 20 years of the institution’s establishment. The celebration hosted over 200 Fulbright alumni, grantees and friends from all over Bulgaria and the US. Special guests were EU Commissioner and Fulbright alumna Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, US Ambassador Ms. Marcie Ries, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kristian Vigenin, and Deputy Minister of Education and Science Mr. Ivan Krastev. Prof. Julia Stefanova, Executive Director, presented an impressive overview of the Commission’s history, goals and achievements. University rectors, heads of partner institutions and distinguished alumni offered greetings and highlighted the program’s role in internationalization of Bulgarian educational landscape. Two round-table discussions on the impact of educational exchange, from personal and institutional perspective, provided platform for sharing experience and expertise. Apart from formal recognition of the Commission’s successful work, the celebration was an emotional intellectual meeting of colleagues and friends who believe in the power of educational and cultural exchange.

 

Official Opening Gallery